Why Seniors Must Keep Their Benefits

Home Safety for Aging ParentsRecently, various attacks against pensioners’ benefits, such as their winter fuel allowance and bus passes, have risen, igniting negative feedback from seniors and non-seniors alike. Iain Duncan Smith, secretary of state for work and pensions, and other individuals on his side express their encouragement to elders to voluntarily pay back their taxpayer-funded benefits, and have also introduced propositions for the funds saved to be used for other health-related projects.

The savings that will be gathered by relieving seniors of their benefits, however, is hardly enough to fund the said projects which allows us to question why the minimal benefits that these people, who have also served and payed taxes in their younger years, must be taken away from them.

June 3, 2013